Kelly Rowland Runway Magazine Cover

Former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland covers the fall 2011 issue of Runway magazine. In the issue, the “Motivation” singer talk about her past struggle with her complexion and encourage women to “Be strong. Love yourself. Don’t be afraid to take chances.”

“There’s so much peer pressure growing up, I had an identity crisis. I went to a predominantly white school and I was the only black girl. I can remember thinking: ‘I don’t want to be as dark as I am – I want to be a little fairer.’ I didn’t want to be me…Tina sat me in front of the mirror and said: ‘Girl, look at how pretty you are.’ She made me feel comfortable in my own skin.”

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